Transcript for NMT 3: The Justice Case

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Transcript for Nuremberg Military Tribunal 3: Justice Case
Anni Muench testimony, May 19, 1947, page 3406

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This transcript page comes from NMT Case 3, the Justice Case (USA v. Josef Altstoetter et al. 1947). The United States prosecuted sixteen officials of the German Ministry of Justice, senior prosecutors, and judges for war crimes, crimes against humanity, conspiracy, and membership in criminal organizations. The trial lasted eleven months, and the evidence included more than 600 prosecution exhibits, 1400 defense exhibits, and the testimony of more than 100 witnesses. Of the sixteen defendants, one committed suicide, one mistrial was declared due to illness, four were acquitted, and ten received prison sentences.